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Quality improvement efforts in public health facilities of Bihar

Jul 15, 2016 02:45 PM This case study conducted by Ashok Kumar at OneWorld Foundation India has been developed to showcase the outcomes of technical assistance provided to various health facilities identified by the state government to make quality improvements, and help them reach Family Friendly Hospital Initiative (FFHI) and National Quality Assurance Standards certification levels.

The case study draws from internal documents and conversations with internal stakeholders. Information from the ground was gathered through a field trip to four health facilities including Pandaul and Rahika in Madhubani district, and Dumraon and Shahpur in Bhojpur district. This included some in-depth personal interviews and group discussions with external stakeholders.

These facilities were selected as examples of facilities to get a mix of both ‘high’ performing and ‘low’ performing facilities. The health facilities of different standards and certifications were selected in order to draw a comparison and see how certification mechanisms contribute to improving the health systems.

Strategy to Improve Diabetes Care Goals-1

Jul 13, 2016 04:55 PM The findings in the study are relevant for the US, India, Pakistan, and many other countries, low-, middle-, and high-income countries alike where achievement of diabetes care goals is suboptimal and where health disparities are common.

Solar-based Mini Piped Water Supply Scheme

Jul 11, 2016 02:45 PM This case study conducted by OneWorld Foundation India has been developed to describe the Solar-based Mini Piped Water Supply Scheme that was supported by SWASTH.The case study draws from internal documents and conversations with different stakeholders. Information from the ground was gathered through a field trip to Dobhi and Bodh Gaya blocks of Gaya district in Bihar.

The field work included some personal interviews and group discussions with external stakeholders. These blocks were selected because the initiative was reported to have brought about some changes there since its implementation.

Community-based Operation and Maintenance of Hand Pumps in Bihar

Jul 05, 2016 04:35 PM This programme report has been developed by OneWorld Foundation India to describe the Community-based Operations and Maintenance of Hand Pumps scheme that was supported by SWASTH. It draws from internal documents and conversations with stakeholders.

Information from the ground was gathered through a field trip to Dobhi block of Gaya district in Bihar. This included some personal interviews and group discussions with external stakeholders. This block was selected as the initiative was piloted here and was reported to have brought about some changes here since its implementation.

Bihar Water Quality Testing and Supply

Jul 01, 2016 03:15 PM This programme report has been developed by OneWorld Foundation India to describe the water quality testing systems of the Public Health and Engineering Department, particularly with regard to the initiative taken up by the Bihar Technical Assistance Support Team under the SWASTH programme, aiming to ensure safe and sustained water supply in each and every household.

The report draws from secondary sources as well as information gathered through discussions with community members and other stakeholders involved in the initiative. Field level information was gathered from two districts of Bihar - Gaya and Arwal.

The State of the World’s Children 2016: A fair chance for every child

Jun 28, 2016 06:55 PM The State of the World’s Children report by UNICEF argues, promoting equity is more than a moral obligation. It is both a practical and a strategic imperative, helping to break intergenerational cycles of disadvantage and thus reducing the inequalities that undermine all societies.

Carbon Footprints Due to Milk Formula

Apr 08, 2016 05:50 PM The report is titled Carbon Footprints Due to Milk Formula: A study from selected countries of the Asia-Pacific region.

Human Development in South Asia 2015 – The Economy and the People

Jan 19, 2016 03:39 PM The report addresses the issue of connection between economic growth and people’s lives.

Human Development Report 2015: Work for Human Development

Jan 06, 2016 06:40 PM The newly released report urges governments to empower individuals by reducing inequality in the work environments.

The Millennium Development Goals Report-2015

Jul 16, 2015 01:41 PM The MDG report confirms that goal-setting can lift millions of people out of poverty, empower women and girls, improve health and well-being, and provide vast new opportunities for better lives.

Death Sentences and Executions- 2014

Apr 01, 2015 03:20 PM This report by Amnesty International covers the judicial use of the death penalty for the period January to December 2014.

Report on sterilisation deaths in Bilaspur

Jan 05, 2015 04:25 PM Down To Earth features a detailed investigation into the unfortunate death of 13 women in a sterilization camp in Chattisgarh.

Global Biodiversity Outlook- 4

Oct 08, 2014 08:04 PM This report presents a mid-term assessment of progress towards the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.

First CDP global report on carbon pricing

Sep 23, 2014 04:06 PM The findings of the report are based on direct disclosures to CDP in 2014 from companies around the world.
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The TERI recommendation on sustainable development

May 14, 2014 07:38 PM TERI takes an in-depth look at various developmental issues, as India gears up to welcome a new government.

Behind the showroom: the hidden reality of India’s garment workers

May 06, 2014 05:54 PM Labour rights abuses and grave human rights violations, including bonded labour, are enduring on India's garment factory work floors, said FIDH in a report launched today in New Delhi.

New Citizens’ Activism In India: Moments, Movements, and Mobilisation

Apr 03, 2014 12:22 PM Over the last few years, we have witnessed burgeoning moments of new forms of protest in India. These have ushered in a new middle class constituency, new methodologies, and (perhaps) new ways of understanding solidarity.

PHFI’s position paper on air pollution & public health

Apr 02, 2014 11:20 AM Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) released a position paper on air pollution and public health in India.

Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN

Mar 03, 2014 12:07 PM The fifth edition of Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN, released on February 27, details the emissions from 64 United Nations organizations, covering nearly 225,000 staff around the world.

Humanity Divided: Confronting Inequality in Developing Countries

Feb 01, 2014 08:00 AM This report revisits the theoretical concepts of inequalities including their measurements, analyzes their global trends, presents the policy makers’ perception of inequalities in 15 countries and identifies various policy options in combating this major development challenge of our time.

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